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Popular name brings back memories

By Emma Palova

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Lowell, MI- As I was checking Facebook for messages, I came across a greeting card for Anna from the group Czechoslovak Friends on Facebook. 513 more words

Reinhard Heydrich's Assassination and Aftermath

While in Prague I had the opportunity to attend a tour centered around Reinhard Heydrich’s assassination and its aftermath. For those that didn’t know (as I didn’t prior to the tour) Heydrich was Adolf Hitler’s heir apparent in World War Two, founder of the Sicherheitsdienst (SD), the sister group to the Gestapo.  607 more words


The Book of Laughter and Forgetting

Year of publication: 1979
Found: My best friend’s mother’s bookshelf
Pages/Read time: 228, a week


I like Milan Kundera’s writing, but I’m not entirely sure why. 318 more words

Ellan Read

One of the Czech Republic´s "Few" Flies Again!

On July 21 of 2016, one of the last surviving Czech pilots who served in the ranks of the Royal Air Force during World War II took to the air in a legendary Spitfire fighter for the first time on over 70 years. 64 more words


Although I had been to Bratislava in 2007 during a river cruise of Eastern and Central Europe, this was Bruce’s first visit to this part of Europe, and I couldn’t wait to share it with him. 582 more words

International Travel

Magnificent Seven, Czechoslovak version, 1942

“We will never surrender, we are Czechs!”

After the occupation of Czechoslovakia by Nazi forces, significant amount of Czechoslovak soldiers of all weapons escaped the country with one and only goal – to fight Nazi Germany wherever possible, first Poland, then France, then Britain*. 1,115 more words